Nashua-Plainfield and North Butler had a showdown on the softball diamond on Monday night at the Husky’s home field. Hits didn’t come easily for the Huskies in this game as they only managed to scratch three onto the score card. Toyia Griffin had two hits while Libby Fisher had one. The Bearcats were able to control this game the whole way as they would lead nine to one after four innings. Four more runs in the top of the fifth put the ten run rule into play as the Huskies lose to the Bearcats 13 to one. For North Butler, leadoff batter Kayla Siemens had a perfect day at the plate going three for three with two walks, one stolen base, and three RBIs. The Bearcats improve to seven and two and will host West Fork on Wednesday night. The Huskies still are winless on the year and will play at West Fork on Friday.
The Husky’s baseball team hosted North Butler on Monday, and like the softball game, the Bearcats had no problems on this night. This game went scoreless after two innings, but in the top of the third and fourth, North Butler struck for one run. The score was two to nothing in favor of the Bearcats after five innings. Then the wheels fell off of the bus for Nashua-Plainfield as the Huskies would allow eight base runners to cross home plate in the top of the sixth. The home team was able to push this one to seven innings, but it would result in a Nashua-Plainfield loss. The Husky’s starting pitcher, Levi Enright, gave up six runs in the game but only one of those being earned. Mason Hyde scored the only run in the contest for Nashua. The Huskies will play at West Fork this Friday night. North Butler crawls back to the .500 mark and plays West Fork on Wednesday.
The Osage softball team took on West Fork on Monday night and it would result in a loss for the Green Devils, eight to one. After losing five games to start the season, Osage has won three out of their last five games. The Green Devils will host Garner-Hayfield/Ventura on Tuesday.
The Green Devils of Osage took on West Fork on the road last night. West Fork would jump out to an early one to nothing lead. In the top of the third, Osage would strike for two runs and would hold that lead through four innings. West Fork came to life as they struck for three runs in the fifth and five in the sixth to secure a comeback win. Noah Krabbe had a good day at the plate as he went three for three with one RBI. Brett Bobinet takes the loss for the Green Devils as they fall to four and five on the season. Osage will host Garner-Hayfield/Ventura on Tuesday night.
There was a Top of Iowa Conference matchup on Monday night in softball as Rockford hosted St. Ansgar. The game would go scoreless until the fifth when the Saints were able to bring home two base runners. Rockford’s starting pitcher, Jamie Schuster, pitched all seven innings and only allowed two runs, but the Warriors offense never got going as they would lose, two to nothing. For St. Ansgar, Claire Groth and Lily Walk each had an RBI in the win. St. Ansgar travels to Clear Lake on Tuesday night while Rockford will host West Hancock.
The Rockford Warriors took on the St. Ansgar Saints last night, and this would be a one-sided game from the first pitch. In the top of the first inning, the Saints knocked in five runners and would lead five to nothing after the first. The Warriors were able to scrape two runners across home plate in this game but St. Ansgar would just keep scoring as they would go on to win, 13 to two. Warrior’s pinch hitter, Trey Norby, had the only hit of the game for his team, but Rockford had eight players reach base by a walk. Tanner Grady takes the loss for the Warriors. Bushbaum Zach also saw three innings of work for Rockford as he allowed seven runs. Rockford will play West Hancock at home on Tuesday night. With that win, St. Ansgar improves to nine and one and will host Northwood-Kensett on Wednesday.